New 6502 processor at

January 26, 2012 | electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Dave Jones (@eevblog) tweeted:

And indeed, he’s right! WDC (the Western Design Center) has made a new version of the 6502 available at It’s a 40 pin DIP package, listed at $6.95 in quantity one, and can be clocked up to 14Mhz. It sends my mind racing back to the days of Star Raiders on my Atari 400. Not sure why it would be a good part to use other than nostalgia, but I’m bookmarking for future consideration.

W65C02S6TPG-14 Western Design Center (WDC) Microprocessors (MPU)


Comment from CPU for the win!
Time 2/22/2012 at 12:47 pm

Actually, when rehabbing a Commodore C=64, if they are pin compatible, why not replace the hot running MOS 6502? This uses only 150µA@1MHz… imagine the difference it would make in the thermal characteristics of a bread-box C=64?